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Alaska News April 20, 2018

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Boroughs, university, private companies to explore trade with China
Pogo Mine officials “very excited” about two promising gold prospects under exploration
U.S. military brings free “Arctic Care” to Northwest Arctic communities
Sealaska dividends boosted by other corporations’ oil and zinc earnings
Haines marijuana business inches closer to operating, brings together grandmother, millenials
Alaska Senate joins House, calling for feds to respect state marijuana laws
USACE takes public comment in Dillingham on Pebble Project, format generates frustration
Trump administration kicks off process for oil development in ANWR

 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: Driver from fatal 2015 bus crash indicted for homicide by grand jury
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Anchorage DUI suspect tracked from hit-and-run by driver
 
 
 
 
By alex DeMarban: North Slope oil has hit $70: What that means to Alaska’s economy, the oil industry and the state treasury
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska Laurel Andrews
 
 
 
 
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Army Corps to publish final Donlin mine environmental review April 27
 
 
 
 
By Tracy Sinclare: Student walkout gets heated with counter protests
 
 
 
 
Lefever’s mountaineering moment headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 
Arctic Comic Con is happening in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Sudsy Slim Rides Again’ premieres in Wasilla
 
 
 
 
Adopt a Pet 4-20-18
 
 
 
 
Patrick J Endres: Alaska Photographics: Alaska Glacier Ice Caves

Alaska News April 19, 2018

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Kodiak jig fishermen explore other markets during poor cod season
HAARP readies for busiest research season in three years
An Alaskan abroad wins international reporting Pulitzer
Five Juneau residents ordered to pay fines, restitution for deer poaching
New charges are filed in case of Petersburg teens hitting deer
Anchorage officials certify vote-by-mail results
Renewable energy competition wants Alaskans to ‘fail fast’ to eventually find ‘gold’
Murkowski suggests taxing outdoor rec gear to help fund park projects

 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: AST: Wasilla man arrested for sexually abusing 4 children, maybe more
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Police believe robbers’ SUV struck van carrying toddler
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Jury selection date set in Almandinger murder case
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Anchorage police seek witness to shooting that endangered man, pregnant wife
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: Caught on Camera: Citizens box in Palmer woman, arrested for drunk driving
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Anchorage’s large private landlords team up to provide apartments for the homeless
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Partnership combines 22 entities to fight homelessness in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Mary Kate Burgess: Anchorage community comes together to support Humboldt Broncos
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Wanted: Coaches for Alaska college hockey teams that were on the chopping block
 
 
 
 
By Naomi Klouda, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Alaska Railroad painting contract helps launch local business
 
 
 
 
By Naomi Klouda, Alaska Journal of Commerce: TERRA network completion a milestone for GCI’s Markley
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Ambitious Mat-Su timber deal gets go-ahead despite public protest
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Liz Hayes: Creative ways to organize your jewelry

Alaska News April 18, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Anchorage gas stations be warned – another, similar armed robbery overnight
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage police seek 4 suspects in Spenard gas station robbery, shooting
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: Troopers: Bank employee stole money from account of dead Palmer man
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Car thief becoming more reckless in evasion attempts
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: 83 cited during Spring Carnival enforcement on Turnagain Arm
The speeding citations ranged from $85 to $2350! As police reminded ahead of the Spring Carnival, the New Seward Highway is considered a safety corridor, and as such, citations are doubled. So, how does one earn a $2350 speeding ticket? By going 104 in a 65mph-zone.
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Skipper turned savior among Alaskans honored by Red Cross
 
 
 
 
Battling bullying
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Farm Bill would require employment for SNAP benefits to continue
 
 
 
 
By Steve Meyer: How a case of mistaken identity almost spoiled a successful caribou hunt
 
 
 
 
Rescued Marine meets 210th Rescue Squadron
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: NTSB: Pilot in crash near Utqiagvik blamed ‘unique’ autopilot malfunction
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: Anchorage Blockbuster accepts John Oliver’s memorabilia offer
 
 
 
 
By Beth Bragg: Aussie conquers Denali, then heads to Everest in effort to set Seven Summits speed record
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Enslow: Kurka returns to Alaska after winning gold in Pyeongchang
 
 
 
 
Holly Brooks reflects on ski career as Alaska Sports HOF induction looms

Alaska News April 17, 2018

By Heather Hintze: Valley residents frustrated with crime amid trooper staffing shortages
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: Alleged drug ring leader denied reduced bail on 7th try
 
 
 
 
By Beth Verge: Man says he was grabbed, groped by business networking event attendees
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Former Alaskan wins a Pulitzer prize
 
 
 
 
By Zaz Hollander: An empty Fred Meyer store in downtown Palmer could become an indoor shooting range
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: ConocoPhillips announces new oil discoveries after big exploration season in Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Landlords won’t get paid despite Alaska Legislature walking away from building lease, judge rules
 
 
 
 
By Travis Khachatoorian: Facing extinction, Alaska Native speakers urge recognition of ‘linguistic emergency’
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Bill tying PFD donations to public education funding advances
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Anchorage woman wants her neon palm tree; the feds want it back
 
 
 
 
Eagle River Broncos mourn fallen friend
 
 
 
 
By Jim Paulin, The Dutch Harbor Fisherman: Bloody eagle euthanized after being rushed from Unalaska to Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Peter Zampa: Anchorage gun shop owner unfazed by possibility of more regulation
 
 
 
 
By Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times: A decade after the Alaska Ranger sank, a survivor changes his story
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: How to tow an airplane: Watch as this helicopter flies away with a wrecked Cessna
 
 
 
 
By Erin Kirkland: From archery to agriculture, 4-H hopes to nurture a kid’s passion
 
 
 
 
By James Gaddis: Teacher of the Week: Karen Cordero
 
 
 
 
VIDEO: West High students promote fitness with bodybuilding
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska 719woman.com: Meal under $10: Colorful veggies & pasta

Alaska News April 16, 2018

By Victoria Taylor and Cameron Mackintosh: APD: one person injured in party shooting
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Swenson The Washington Post: An Alaska man revealed a secret in his suicide message, sparking a town’s ‘me too’ moment
 
 
 
 
By Teresa Cotsirilos, KYUK: Office Of Special Prosecutions reviews possible charges against Fansler
 
 
 
 
By Liz Thomas: House passes marijuana convictions bill
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Juneau women to be inducted into Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban, Loren Holmes: New oil spill fleet arriving in Prince William Sound as Crowley prepares to exit
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: John Oliver offers Russel Crowe’s jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Arctic Care 2018
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Nicolas Petit wins Kobuk 440 and remains unbeaten in 2018 mid-distance races
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Do mountain bike trails improve Russian Jack Springs Park or disturb its peace?
 
 
 
 
By Chalres Wohlforth: Their funny patter helped create an Anchorage storytelling institution
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Sheet Pan Tun Melt

Alaska News April 15, 2018

By Annie Zak: People at Arctic Man recover body of Nuiqsut man found dead under snowmachine
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire/Victoria Taylor: AST: Driver killed in a high-speed crash in Wasilla
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Lawmakers pass two big education spending bills
 
 
 
 
By Cameron Mackintosh: Southcentral JROTC cadets hold first ever joint awards ceremony
 
 
 
 
Frontiers: Bella Hammond
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Mall at Sears could get new look to go with new name
 
 
 
 
By Moms Everyday Alaska Liz Hayes: How to raise kind, caring children

Alaska News April 14, 2018

By Annie Zak: Police: Mountain View homicide victim, 21, was shot by girlfriend’s ex amid argument
 
 
 
 
By Marc Lester: Anchorage teens are brought to a ‘Black Panther’ screening, and one of its actors comes to them
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature’s end-of-session fight zeroes in on increases to schools spending
 
 
 
 
By Lisa Lambert, Reuters: Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use
 
 
 
 
By Devin Kelly: Coming this spring: Tax cuts for Anchorage homeowners, but tax hikes for business owners
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Volunteers on a mission to clean up Mat-Su highways
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Jay and Bella Hammond: An only-in-Alaska love story
 
 
 
 
Buzz about bee keeping
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: First annual Wakanda Ball happening at The Center in Anchorage
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Last-minute tax scams to look out for
 
 
 
 

By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: Becky Kotter

Alaska News April 13, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Two teens identified as homicide suspects in Mountain View shooting
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: Fleeing assault suspect carries son into Fairbanks traffic
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Former airline employee sentenced for hacking reservation system
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: ‘Catch and Release’: A hard look at SB91’s Pretrial Division
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Bill to give judges pretrial discretion nears vote
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska’s legislative session is almost over and every big problem remains unsolved. Here’s what happens next.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: New technologies used to combat rise of sexually transmitted diseases
 
 
 
 
By Nikki Carvajal: As marijuana perceptions change nationwide, Anchorage sees budding businesses
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Fireman talks about other firefighters who saved his life
 
 
 
 
By Megan Pacer:2018 Women of Distinction to be celebratedBy Julia O’Malley: You want some time to write? Come write with me on Yukon Island.
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: Can the zombie apocalypse happen here in the Arctic?
 
 
 
 
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Huntertones
 
 
 
 
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Blackberry spinach salad with goat cheese medallions

Alaska News April 12, 2018

By Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Mt. View shooting now considered homicide
 
 
 
 
By Heather Hintze: Donations pour in for Valdez family after fatal crash
 
 
 
 
By Kyle Hopkins: ‘I guess I blew that operation’: Police intercept heroin shipment hidden in SUV
 
 
 
 
By Michelle Theriault Boots: Alaska fentanyl overdose deaths more than quadrupled in 2017
 
 
 
 
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska legislative leaders block crime bills amid fears they could undermine SB 91
 
 
 
 
By Daniella Rivera: KTVA’s ‘Voices of Alaska: Catch and Release’ airs Thursday
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Kito leaves House Majority, Juneau newspaper reports
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Former CEO of Alaska fiber-optic project faces federal fraud charge
 
 
 
 
By Mat Miller KTOO: Juneau Hidden History ‘docu-follow’, reality TV show premieres this week
 
 
 
 
By June Leffler KTSK: Wrangell gets first pot dispensary
 
 
 
 
By Bob Hallinen: This birch syrup collector will tap more than 650 trees this season
 
 
 
 
By Kalinda Kindle: Parents give feedback on change for school start times
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schirm: How you can become a Beluga Citizen Scientist
 
 
 
 
Bread and Brew shares National Grilled Cheese Day recipes
 
 
 
 

Alaska News April 11, 2018

By KTVA Web Staff: AFD: Trailer ‘total loss’ in east Anchorage fire
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man suspected in BB gun shooting taken into custody after standoff with police
 
 
 
 
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Manslaughter suspect nearly 4 times legal limit after deadly hit-and-run
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Ben Schultz conducts first training drills since fall
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Records: 3 Alaska lawmakers had sex harassment complaints
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: 1st homicide of 2018 unsolved: APD asks for public’s help
 
 
 
 
By Lauren Maxwell: Assembly asked to approve $1M-plus contract for SAP consultants
 
 
 
 
By Steve Quinn: Alaska Legislature rejects midwife board pick
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: NTSB faults pilots, FAA and Hageland in 2016 crash that killed 3
 
 
 
 
By Alex DeMarban: Alaska’s 911 system is 30 years outdated and risking lives, state officials say
 
 
 
 
By Cordova Times: Resolution would honor Native women
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Andrews: Judge to Anchorage trash company: Return that famous neon palm tree
 
 
 
 
By Richard Mauer: Smoking bill finally passes a committee, but it’s been stripped of key provisions
 
 
 
 
By Chris Klint: ‘Eskimo is a slur:’ Tweet on Native reference goes viral
 
 
 
 
By Cassie Schim: Shining Abilities Craft Fair highlights abilities of Alaskans with special needs
 
 
 
 
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: David Tollerud
 
 
 
 

Anchorage violent crime victims remembered